6.3/10
723
6 user 6 critic

Cortex (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 30 January 2008 (France)
A retired police inspector is stricken with Alzheimer's and decides to move into a residential clinic where he is puzzled by the sudden deaths of several patients.

Director:

Nicolas Boukhrief
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Le convoyeur (2004)
Drama | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Jean Dujardin, François Berléand
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dhéry
Stars: Louis de Funès, Andréa Parisy, Franco Fabrizi
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ariane Felder, a judge of strict morals discovers she's pregnant by Bob Nolan, a criminal wanted for murder.

Director: Albert Dupontel
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicolas Marié
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Albert Dupontel, Anne Alvaro
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure.

Director: Ken Scott
Stars: Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty
Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set ten years after an apocalyptic event that killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts.

Director: Scott Speer
Stars: Bella Thorne, Richard Harmon, Dermot Mulroney
One (2002)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After nearly fifteen years behind bars, lefty revolutionary Bruno escapes and heads back to Grenoble, France. His plan? Settle some old scores, hook up with his foxy ex-lover, and avoid the... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Belvaux
Stars: Catherine Frot, Lucas Belvaux, Dominique Blanc
Director: Ralph Soll
Stars: Josh Lucas, Janina Gavankar, Rene Auberjonois
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Dussollier ... Charles Boyer
Marthe Keller ... Carole Rothmann
Julien Boisselier ... Thomas Boyer
Chantal Neuwirth Chantal Neuwirth ... Francine
Claire Nebout Claire Nebout ... Sandra
Claude Perron ... Béatrice Monnier
Laure Salama Laure Salama ... Diane
Pascal Elbé ... Docteur Chenot
Aurore Clément ... Marie
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ... Louis Brunet
Serge Renko Serge Renko ... Jérémy
Elisabeth Macocco ... Hélène
Anne-Marie Faux Anne-Marie Faux ... Claire
Philippe Laudenbach ... Daniel
Olivier Lejeune Olivier Lejeune ... Martin Chaffour
Edit

Storyline

After realizing he finds it hard to manage alone and not to be dependent upon his son Thomas any more, retired police inspector Charles Boyer, who suffers from Alzheimer's, decides to leave his apartment and move into The Residence, a clinic treating neuro-degenerative illnesses. But he is puzzled when several patients around him die unexpectedly. Is it a delusion of his disturbed mind or are murders really being committed? This will be the object of Charles' most difficult investigation ever. Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Wild Bunch [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 January 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nyomozás zavaros vizeken See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Guillaume Canet was considered for the role of Thomas, finally played by Julien Boisselier. See more »

Soundtracks

Kaiserswalzer opus 437 (La valse de l'empereur)
(1889)
Composed by Johann Strauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It must be hard
1 August 2018 | by bob998See all my reviews

It must be hard for an actor to work with reduced faculties. I think of Mathieu Amalric in The Butterfly and the Diving Bell, only able to move one eyelid, or John Hurt locked into that deformed body cast in The Elephant Man. But most of all I think of Julie Christie and Michael Murphy carrying on a love affair while suffering from Alzheimer's disease in Away From Her. I think the writers of Cortex must have seen Sarah Polley's film because the lives of the patients here are brought to life with impressive skill. I salute Andre Dussolier, Aurore Clement, Marthe Keller and Anne-Marie Faux (as Claire, the silent one who manages to give the clue to Charles in a painting--a great feat of crime fighting) for making these damaged people engrossing for the viewer.

I was wrapped up in Charles's attempt to solve a crime at the same time as he struggles with a debilitating disease: that's a fine piece of acting. Now if the director had just known how to cut 20 excess minutes out of his final cut, we would have had a really superb film.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed